More About Mothers

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Betty White, Bette Davis and Memorial Day 2010 By Bette Dewing Because columns, like exercise, diet and relationships, need continuity, here’s an update on the Share the Talk Club (“so nobody is left out,” remember?). It’s now my answering machine message, “and a little bell will ring to tell us we’re saying too much or [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Share the Talk Club

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Let’s discuss safe traveling and co-op and condo home transparency By Bette Dewing “If you see something, say something,” has long been my mantra, got me writing this column and countless letters to editors, and using 311 a lot (often about good or bad bus drivers). But speaking in public or in groups is forever [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Pick Up That Phone

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Here’s to more true public service messages, like this pre-cell-phone-explosion public phone booth Mother’s Day ad. Cell phones make it less physically “troubling” to pick up the phone, and most will be picked up on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, to call you-know-who. But is there the follow-up to make the everyday difference that counts? [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Let’s Shine a Light

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

First, about looking better: sure wish we didn’t need to, but it will also make you feel better to keep those kindly incandescent lights glowing. They glow, not glare, like those that supposedly save the planet. Blight is more like it. Only incandescents are bio-degradable. The Municipal Arts Society lighting forum is unlikely to acknowledge [&hellip
[ read more... ]

3 Comments

Action for All Seasons

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

How very appropriate and providential that the select bus service display was held in a place of faith, Temple Israel on East 75th Street. Public transit is by far the safest travel mode, a life, health and planet-saver—goals shared by creeds of every faith. It was providential in that I picked up a message at [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Crack-down on Traffic Dangers

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Here’s to posters and banners in every government office reminding legislators that their first Constitutional duty is to protect public safety, especially now, when they’re planning to cut budgets for police, fire fighting and the safest travel mode, public transit. Government evidently needs to learn that moving traffic violations are life and death matters. And [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Addictions Need Our Attention

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Could be the best thing that happened, not only to Tiger Woods and family, but to the whole human race. Yup, if he does what he promises—shares and helps others with similar problems. That’s what these recovery programs require. Alcoholics Anonymous members are warned to keep out of harm’s way—bars, drinking situations and friends—but what [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Mid-Winter Reasons to Smile

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

A lot to report for your consideration and action. The weather! The Our Town Thanks You (OTTY) Award event. Ethical Culture forum on saving print newspapers, featuring the book The Death and Life of American Journalism. Support its plans to enliven print newspapers, upon which our very democracy depends. Support Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s related bill. [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

A Dream for Dr. King

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Please consider how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, dream could apply to so much that we need. To me, the non-violence dream, above all, means protecting the innocent and enforcing the laws that ensure public safety, government’s first Constitutional duty. Fire and crime fighting forces should not be reduced, nor should hospitals and schools be [&hellip
[ read more... ]

2 Comments

..